NMDA crystals, light micrograph

NMDA crystals, light micrograph

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Caption: NMDA crystals, polarised light micrograph. NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartic acid) is an amino acid derivative and a neurotransmitter (nerve signalling chemical). It acts as an excitotoxin and overactivates nerve cells, causing prolonged activation of enzymes that go on to damage cell structures.

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